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Arnica montana is a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae) and is native to Europe.
Creams and ointments containing this herb are used to soothe sore muscles, reduce pain and inflammation, and to reduce bruising and edema due to fractures.

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Please enjoy this information on arnica made available through the generosity of Naturopathica’s adoption.

Additional ABC Arnica Resources

Arnica flower monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Arnica flower monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

HerbalGram Articles

Arnica Profile. 2015; 107:1-6.

HerbClip reviews

Topical Application of Arnica Gel May Provide Pain Relief Three Days Post-eccentric Exercise in Men, HC# 101312-490, February 15, 2014

Arnica Gel as Effective as Ibuprofen Gel in Osteoarthritis of the Hands, HC# 050571-329, May 31, 2007

Herbs in the Treatment of Back Pain, HC# 120655-310, August 15, 2006

Botanical Treatments for Hemorrhoids, HC# 010362-310, August 15, 2006

Read the press release on Naturopathica's adoption of Arnica.


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